Author: Shelby Vittek

Shelby Vittek was the associate editor for New Jersey Monthly until 2021, during which she edited the Table Hopping blog and Giving Back section. She continues to write the magazine's Libations column. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Longreads, Catapult, Narratively, Bon Appétit’s Healthyish, National Geographic, Wine Enthusiast, Saveur, The Kitchn, The Record, The Smart Set, among others.
Japanese cuisine is diverse and so much more than raw fish. At this Maple Shade establishment, you can explore the rest.

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Plus: Turning Point Restaurants raises $74,000 for the Kortney Rose Foundation, the Eastwick Foundation donates $40,000 to local food banks and more.

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In Neptune City, you will see a Philippine flag—red and blue with a golden sun—flying outside Kamayan Grill. “Kamayan” is a Filipino style of eating food by hand, but no worries, utensils are supplied.

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The popular Parsippany BYO shows there's more to Vietnamese cuisine than steaming bowls of pho.

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The Merchantville establishment boasts more than 40 taps and an extensive menu of reasonably priced food.

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Despite what its name implies, this fast-casual eatery doesn't serve any wine—but it does offer a healthy assortment of customizable Mediterranean meals.

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Whether you’re craving quiet indulgence or merriment and mimosas, NJ offers an array of spas to elevate your mood and improve your well-being.

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Plus: The Alzheimer's Association receives $10,000 grant, Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas raises funds for California wildfire victims and more.

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This Lake Hiawatha BYO is the real deal.

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Hoagitos began in 2013 as a pop-up on the Asbury Park boardwalk. In 2016, it expanded to a year-round restaurant in Belmar offering gourmet small hoagies and sliders

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